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"Seeking Asylum as a Rights Claiming Act? Perception of the Asylum Procedure, Rights Awareness and Empowerment" (working title)
The research intends to examine how asylum seekers themselves conceptualize asylum and their asylum procedure, what meaning they ascribe to it and how knowledge is generated within this procedure. With a reference to the premises of Legal (Rights) Consciousness Studies, processes, within which respective meanings are reinforced, challenged and perpetuated, are part of the research focus. The relevance of law and rights in the asylum seekers' lifeworld shall be identified.
Andrea Fritsche: studied Sociology in Vienna and Paris; teaching experience in the fields of empirical research, law and society as well as refugee studies at the University of Vienna and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business; freelance researcher in the field of regional studies with a focus on participation processes and regional identity; consultant in the development sector in Benin (rural water supply) and Sri Lanka (development-oriented reconstruction) as well as several years of work experience in the private sector (Communication and Media / Market- and Opinion Research).
Refugee studies and migration, sociology of law and rights, sociology of development, participation processes, (regional) identity
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